We were going to try to make the case that at least the potholes get people to slow down.
But the truth is, they don’t. They just make drivers veer wildly.
Today’s Slice list:
1. We love it when out-of-state news reporters refer to Spokane as being near Seattle.
2. Lying about your height during conversations seems rather silly.
3. In a just world, retail clerks and salespeople who prejudge customers’ purchasing power on the basis of appearance wouldn’t last long.
4. Note to the woman named Kathy who left messages for Wayne, her probation officer, on our home phone: We believe every word of your story.
5. There’s this one waitress at the Chalet restaurant who knows all about making lipstick last.
6. No, you can’t tell what someone looks like based on that person’s phone voice.
7. There’s no “I’m sorry” wave quite so sheepish as the one people give after accidentally honking their car horns while in a line of traffic waiting for the light.
8. Do you make assumptions about a family based on the college stickers in the rear window?
9. Do people still keep scrapbooks?
10. Some men are embarrassed about being embarrassed over crying during a movie.
Slice answers: Vern Knudsen suggested that not wearing flannel and not driving an SUV would qualify someone for “alternative lifestyle” status in Spokane.
T. McMichael guessed that maybe 5 percent of the people in Spokane would go along with Smile at Every Stranger Day.
Cindy Roberts said she wouldn’t mind having a personal skywalk between her home and Nordstrom.
And one of our favorite responses to the question about which high school is home to the most current or future criminals came from a reader who said that, before she could answer, she needed to know if that included white-collar crime.
Swell Paper classified ad of the week: “OB GYN EXAM TABLE. Like new. $500 obo.”
Take a number: Debbie Elduen, who moved to Spokane from Seattle three years ago, calls herself a “former 206’er.”
Now she’s a “509’er.”
Today’s Slice question: If this area had its own version of Punxsutawney Phil, what kind of animal would it be and what would it predict?
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